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details on what forced david petraeus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david martin. two weeks after sandy, why can't they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. >> pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day,, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a horrific war crime watched in a courtroom as children described the murders of their families. there were two days of testimony in the case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts of pre-meditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called
, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary a the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his
>>> a new twist in the david petraeus sex scandal. this morning, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation. the pentagon looking into alleged inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims strasburg until the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to
.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite seen here at her home with the story playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department
the david petraeus sex scandal. >> revelations of the affair already cost him his job and now a promotion is on hold for the top u.s. general in afghanistan. >> investigators now combing through his e-mail communications with the tampa socialite who prompted the investigation that forced david petraeus to resign. danielle nottingham brings us the latest. >> reporter: the pieces are slowly coming together. and lawmakers here on capitol hill are concerned the fallout will interfere with their investigation into the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the penalty gone more than 20,000 pages of -- pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communication with allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails and agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense offici
of the former cia director, david petraeus who resigned on friday after they discovered evidence of the affair he was having. they are now demanding answers about why they were not kept more fully informed about the month-long investigation. >> david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the most decorated veteran, former cia director and retired army general david petraeus. >> general petraeus turned around a lot. >> reporter: his accomplishments is not what's outstanding. they agree that he simply had to go after the fbi uncovered an affair he was having with a 40-year-old westpoint graduate who wrote a biography on petraeus, which was published earlier this year. >> i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> reporter: the fbi discovered petraeus' affair with her, while investigating claims from a second woman that broadwell was sending her second e-mails. that second woman has been identified as the 37-year-old woman who was the state department liaison to the military joint specialist command a
brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harass emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is demanding more details. cbs news has learned this woman 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. kelly went to the fbi after receiving emails from broadwell. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour last friday. >> i think he's a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have bee
between the very much married, now former cia director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. >> you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37- year-old jill kelley complained to a friend, an fbi agent. that would be this person here, that she was receiving threatening e-mails, reportedly from broadwell launching an investigation, and that put the lid on this. general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, the man who took petraeus' place is now being investigated. seems when the fbi was looking into those e-mails, they also found 20 to 30,000 pages of back and forth between jill kelley and allen. some say they're potentially inappropriate, maybe even crossing the line. some say that other than a dear or a sweetheart, there's nothing going on. in another twist, remember that fbi agent, the one who started looking into the threatening e- mails? he's apparently now being investigated for sending shirtless pictures via e-mail over to kelley. he's now off the case. this is jill kelley's twin sister. what does she have to do wit
overnight, a stunning twist, another four-star general gets caught up in the david petraeus scandal. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is hims
on the scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign and congress demands answers about the timing of the fbi investigation. >>> compromise on capitol hill? some republicans are saying it is time to make a deal to keep the government away from the fiscal cliff. >>> a new report says a pilot shortage could cripple the airline industry. captain sully sullenberger say he's not buying it. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> this is something that could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> lawmakers demand answers. as the petraeus scandal widens. >> the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. paula says to another woman in a private g-mail account raises security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> members of congress get back network on tuesday to the exact same place they left, the edge of
that started with david petraeus resignation as c.i.a. director. the man who replaced petraeus in afghanistan general john allen hoped to be the next nato supreme allied commander in europe. however, his nomination to that post is now on hold while investigators look into e-mails general allen exchanged with jill kelley and whether they were inappropriate. yes, kelley is the same florida woman who reported threatening e-mails to the f.b.i. leaving agents to discover the source of those e-mails paula broadwell. and, yes, paula broadwell is the woman who was having an affair with david petraeus. both allen and kelley deny there was anything sexual about their relationship. >>> it's about 5:06. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. can wall street bounce back? >> let's hope so folks need to know the dow is standing at its lowest level since july. all the damage is just in the last couple of weeks. better than expected earnings from home depot. not enough to calm jitters about the upcoming fiscal cliff. we've been talking about europe's ongoing de
door hearings with hopes of getting some answer. former c.i.a. director david petraeus is expected to testify before the senate intelligence committee. >> 9news reporter surae chinn live from capitol hill with new developments regarding these hearings and how they play into the developing drama. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. that is correct. the former c.i.a. director will not be appearing today on capitol hill, but he is expected to appear tomorrow before a house panel to be grilled on benghazi. that's only because lawmakers pressuring him to step forward to talk about a detailed -- about detail of this attack. petraeus was actually supposed to testify today on capitol hill before a house intelligence committee, but that was all scrapped because of the scandal that broke out and his admission to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell forcing him to resign. so lawmakers do want to get to the bottom of benghazi but they also want to know what type of classified access informatn that paula broadwell may or may not have had if any. well, meanwhile on t
. >>> there are new developments this morning on the resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus. the retired general's biographer sent harassing e- mails and triggered an f.b.i. probe. >> members of congress want more information about the investigation. preeti arla is live on capitol hill with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there continues to be a lot of drama and a lot of questions surrounding general petraeus' resignation in light of that affair. we have learned more about the investigation into the situation and the woman who received the harassing e-mails. her name is jill kelle ye, a 37- year-old florida woman and she's the one who received the e-mails from petraeus' then girlfriend paula broadwell. she has asked for privacy. she and her family have been friends with the petraeuses for several years. broadwell appeared to view kelle ye as a romantic -- kelley as a romantic rival even though it appears that was not the case. as we're learning more details about exactly how this all unfolded, we're also learning about the investigation and members of the intelligence comm
david petraeus' affair. >> is it to eliminate all traffic accidents? we'll show you the brand new technology that the government wants in every car in the country. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus aff
the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a puppeteer in an under age sexual relationship is recanting his story. >> a driver coming from nowhere, losing control, crashing into traffic. >> all that -- >> a scare fall came last night. she hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> ash and all that matters. >> the diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. >> on cbs "this morning." >> they need to stop pulling the string on this before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon. >>>
>> tonight continuing fallout from the ris ig-- resignation of cii-- cia director david petraeus. congress returns this week but can it avoid the fiscal cliff? david martin outlines the budget cuts the pentagon is facing. california's vote for higher taxes for schools. carter evans talks to teachers and kids. >> we want to have a good life, we want to have great careers. >> jeff: and on this veteran's day lee cowan hears from parents who lost their only child to a man wearing an afghan army uniform. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his depar ture. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of cia director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f business, uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too clo
to hear from david petraeus about the u.s. consulate attack in libya. he resigned last week citing an extramarital affair. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. meanwhile members of the senate intelligence committee are asking how come we didn't kn about this fbi investigation of petraeus until after he resigned? the fbi uncovered the extramarital fair with petraeus' biographer paula broadwell after a second female jill kelly contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e- mails from broadwell. >>> on this veterans day some of our vets angry and frustrated about their post moment medical care. according to the wash -- post deployment medical care. according to the washington guardian newspaper the obama administration has not made a decision in a timely fashion on whether or not vets will get their care. >> they're suffering through wounds physical and mental and the va system can't handle it all. >> i know as far as medical stability and things like that, veterans are looked at, they're scrutinized. this is i find totally offensive. >> recognize that the government d
're back. i6 >>> in the mailbag tonight, the david petraeus scandal, as we now know the sex capades may go far beyond the general. frankly the whole thing has descended from national security fiasco to plain old soap opera. karen from alexandria writes this is the pentagon after all. who knew post 9/11 military worship would spawn a culture of general groupies. i have to wonder if there was a national security risk as a result of the distraction. this continuing drama may have made the best case for defense cuts. well, maybe. but maybe not, karen. i think however this is surely more evidence of america's schizophrenic nations about sex. we utilize hot sex with young beautiful people in our entertainment and advertising but claim to value old- fashioned virtues like month nothing gappy and -- monogamy and self-discipline. perhaps it's hard to have both. then there's this. topper keeps telling us about the terrapins and redskins weather on saturday and sunday. remind him d.c. united has weather, also. weather has been very significant to the team recently. there are people who follow soccer,
.i.a. director david petraeus. >> we now know the f.b.i. learned about petraeus' affair with his biographer while they were investigating some harassing e-mails from another person. 9 news reporter is live on capitol hill and has what we're looking ahead to today. >> reporter: good morning. there continues to be plenty of drama and plenty of questions surrounding general petraeus' affair. we're learning more about the investigation and the woman on the receiving end of the e- mails of her name is jill kel yi. she received -- kelley. she and her family have been friends with the petraeuses for several years. broadwell saw kelley as a rival. as more details emerge, we're also learning more about the investigation into the situation. members of the intelligence committee say they received no advanced notice that an investigation was even going on and they say this is a huge problem. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> it would have been very difficult to continue in his position if he had subordinates
implicated in the investigation that started with the c.i.a. director david petraeus resigning. citing defense department sources, cbs news is reporting general john allen may have engaged in inappropriate communications through e-mail with a woman named jill kelley, the florida woman who is said to have received threatening e- mails from paula broadwell. broadwell is the buying a geographer with whom petraeus was having an extramarital affair. broadwell's home was searched overnight. >>> maryland state police have arrested a florida truck driver involved in a deadly crash in frederick county. 34-year-old watson tr pierre is -- watson pierre is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. it struck a pickup truck on route 75 near new partial. the two men inside -- new market. the two men inside the pickup died at the scene. >>> some parents in the district could be getting some news they might not be so happy about soon. school chancellor henderson is talking about consolidating schools. she may be coming out with a list later today of the underpopulated schools which she could recom
director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. kelly initiated an fbi investigation after receiving threatening emails later linked to paul jo broadwell, petraeus biographer and mistress. general allen's nomination to be the next commander of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us
cia director david petraeus. we now have a name for the woman who went to the fbi setting off the investigation that revealed an extramarital affair and led to petraeus' resignation. her family now has a washington attorney in crisis management team. also new tonight, lawmakers will hold hearings to determine why congress was not kept more fully informed about that fbi investigation. matt jablow picks up the story from here. >> reporter: david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the country's most decorated veterans, former cia director and retired army general okay david petraeus. his accomplishments notwithstanding, most lawmakers agree that petraeus simply had to go after the fbi uncovered an affair he was having with paula broadwell, a 40-year-old west point graduate who wrote a biography of petraeus that was published early this year. >> i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> reporter: today we learned that the fbi discovered petraeus' affair with broadwell while investi
by the scandal involving c.i.a. chief david petraeus. we'll get the latest on petraeus and the chances of compromise on the financial argument from republican senator lindsey graham. we'll get insight on the pretty thinking from his top strategist, david axelrod. then we'll go to our all-star panel of analysts. peggy noonan of the ""wall street journal"." david gergen of harvard university. dee dee myers of "vanity fair." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now
. >> reporter: as head of the c.i.a., david petraeus directed a covert war which required him to make almost daily decisions of life and death. he commanded the drone war against terrorist safe havens in pakistan and yemen which killed hundreds of suspected militants. and he gave the order which is sent a c.i.a. team fly into benghazi in a vain attempt to rescue americans. two members of that team-- both of them, like petraeus-- retired military, were killed on that mission. overnight he went from the best known and great estrogen of his generation to covert warrior. he said he campaigned for the job. >> i wanted this job. this was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: the c.i.a. had been on the front lines since 9/11 when an agency team went into afghanistan ahead of the pentagon's special forces. one of the first to die was c.i.a. officer michael spann. one of the worst days occurred when a suicide bomber killed eight c.i.a. employees. and it was the c.i.a., under leon panetta, which ran the mission that killed bin laden. although the raid itself was carried out by the u.
the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell. a search of broadwell's computer files turned up intimate e-mails with petraeus, and also revealed she may have mishandled some classified information that she'd collect forward her book. but law enforcement officials say the investigation never uncovered a threat to national security. an f.b.i. director robert mueller, told congressional intelligence committee leaders today that was the primary reason they were not briefed on the investigation. the white house wasn't told until after the election. the president said the f.b.i. was following its own guidelines and he'd withhold judgment on the delayed notification. >> it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: no one has been charged in case with a crime but late today the army did suspend paula broadwell's security clearance. scott. >> pelley: thanks, bob. the air force said today it is pulling jill kelly's gate pass for mcgill dil air force base. she was apparently
is linked to david petraeus, the former head of the c.i.a. >> reporter: general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is now linked to the f.b.i. investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms the department of defense is investigating allen and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the c.i.a. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she's a dedicated mother and dedicated wife. >> reporter: she first went to the f.b.i. when she left threatening e- mails from an anonymous source. the e-mails were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petraeus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival. the agency would not say what it was looking for, only that broadwell agreed to a search ahead of time. petraeus resigned
then. >>> when he resigned last week, the c.i.a. said the former director david petraeus would not testify at this week's hearings into the consulate attack in benghazi, libya which killed three people, including chris stevens, the ambassador. >> after public demands from lawmakers, director petraeus is expected to testify on friday. 9news reporter surae chinn is live on the hill where hearings on the consulate attack are getting under way later this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. it's been on again, off again. the former c.i.a. director will not be testifying today on capitol hill but will appear before a house panel tomorrow after lawmakers put pressure on him to testify. he was actually supposed to testify today before a house intelligence committee but that was before the scandal broke and his admission to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell forcing him to resign. cameras spotted broadwell staying with her brother here in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no eviden
.i.a. director david petraeus paramor buying on reafer paula broadwell to another woman that caught the attention of the f.b.i. former petraeus spokesman says that the retired general is in his words truly remorseful. bob orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming up, a fall from grace. election weekended with a novemb
.s. commander in afghanistan is now linked to the scandal involving former c.i.a. director david petraeus. federal investigators are looking into inappropriate e- mail communication between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley is the woman who went to the f.b.i. with anonymous threatening e- mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: a senior u.s. defense official says the latest investigation centers on 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents from allen's communications with kelley. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now that's on hold. he resigned friday and admitted to the extramarital affair. his former aide says he's extremely remorseful. >> he said in tho
: michael morel is testifying today. david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed, the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she's scheduled to talk lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news capitol hill. >> general petraeus was taken off today's witness list when he resigned last friday. lawmakers are very vocal that they want to hear what he has to say about benghazi, so he is headed to the hill tomorrow morning. >>> mitt romney says that he lost the presidential election because of the gifts that president obama gave to african- americans and hispanics and to his core supporters. that's explanation that romney gave his donors during a conference call yesterday. he said the president used programs like obama care to get the black vote and amnesty for children of illegal immigrants o to
the soap opera-like drama unfolding right now around david petraeus and who knows who else. plus, how to make sure your old electronics are properly disposed of. all of 7:00. >>> okay derek. progress in the aftermath of superstorm sandy as some senators and for more federal aid. top? >> well, much colder air rolled in but the numbers can be deceiving. here's what's going to go in the books, high 65 that occurred after midnight. low so far 43. that might go down into the 30s before midnight. we picked up a half inch of rain, .87 at dulles was good enough for the daily rainfall record. we will come back. >> but first new information tonight about the tattered flag in desperate need of repairs at a local park. >>> new information tonight about a badly tattered flag in chevy chase. we first told awen't the flag flying -- told you about the flag on saturday night after getting a call from the army veteran david russell. we learned the park is a responsibility of the montgomery county department of transportation. it turns out though the flag had been the responsibility of a nearby gas stat
into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: david petraeus had often described his wife as a pitbull you want on your side. his deputy michael morell has been named as acting director of the cia. >> still so many details we don't know here, but congress will hold a hearing in a week or two on the cia. what happens there? >> that's about the attack in benghazi where our american ambassador and two ci acontractors were killed and petraeus was going to take the lead, now that falling on morell, but investigators saying there's no connection between this announcement and that hearing. >>> they say they're willing to work together, but talk is cheap as the old saying goes in addressing the impending financial chaos known as the fiscal cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner seem to be sticking to their guns, those old noncompromising my way or the highway type guns. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going
-mails appear to have played a big role in the scandal that forced david petraeus to step down as head of the cia, those e-mails reportedly sent to a female family friend of petraeus, sent from paula broadwell with whom petraeus was having an fair. get all that? apparently broadwell felt the family friend was get doing close to petraeus. the woman -- getting too close to petraeus. the woman who received the e- mails called the fbi and that touched off the whole thing. >>> now some claim the president is not keeping an important promise. coming up at 7:00 more on the plea from the vets to the federal government at 7:00. >>> still to come in this half hour they are designed to ease congestion along the beltway. we'll take a closer look at the options to pay to use the new express lanes opening this weekend. >> very warm today but no record highs. here's what goes in the books, 72 the official high at national, 49 the low, averages 60 and 42. we'll come back and talk about a little reality check for temperatures, tell you when the rain rolls in and how cold it's going to get. >> but first
of congress say the f.b.i. should have alerted them agents were investigating c.i.a. director david petraeus before scandal broke on friday. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: f.b.i. officials say they did not notify lawmakers or the white house because no national security issues were involved. on cbs this morning, retired general richard meyer spoke to whether the president should have been told about the probe when it started last summer. >> in my view that, would have not been unusual. the department of defense, that's what would have happened actually. >> reporter: petraeus stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair. his alleged mistress paula broadwell made this comment last february while promoting the biography. >> i think he is a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify before congress this week about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, lybia. his former deputy and acting c.i.a. director will testify instead. but lawmak
of cia director david petraeus. in turning in his resignation letter, president us where admitted he'd had an extramarital a -- petraeus admitted he'd had an extramarital affair according to the associated press. it's not clear what the fbi was looking for or when it discovered the affair or when the affair even happened. petraeus has been married 37 years, though, and he issued a statement today calling the affair a case of extremely poor judgment and unacceptable behavior. >>> from a lunchtime culinary wasteland to abound an of riches d.c. food trucks have -- abundance of riches d.c. food trucks have exploded in the last number of years, but now the city is proposing new regulations. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in d.c. where some popular food trucks say some proposed regulations could drive them out of business. >> if the public did not want us here, we would not be here. >> from the curb to the end of the sidewalk how much face do we have? >> reporter: the city's proposal would ban food trucks with less than 10 feet of unobstructed space on the sidewalks. we found eight out o
who is commander in chief. >> reporter: the former cia director david petraeus will testify on friday. secretary of state hillary clinton will talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. and in washington, danielle noddingham, 9news now. >> president obama says he is considering ambassador rice to serve as the next secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down. but some republican senators say they would block that nomination because of her comments on the attacks. >>> well after a rivetting day of testimony, lesli, right now the testimony is delivering in the bowie state university murder case. as andrea mccaren tells us, the 20-year-old alexis simpson admitted to stabbing her roommate in the neck after an argument. >> reporter: with music playing on an ipod became a case of murder. prosecutors say that the 20- year-old alexis simpson plunged a knife into dominique's neck that it completely cut her trachea. you know knives can kill, right? >> simpson,: question. >> prosecutor: you know if you plunge a knife into someone's neck, it can kill, right
in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down together tomorrow, trying to keep the company from, or should i say the country from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. it is an ugly mix of tax increases and spending cuts that could put the economy back into recession. and those cuts are likely to hit our region disproportionately hard. >> i'm bruce leshan on c
after stepping down as head of the cia, david petraeus will tell congress what he knows about the deadly attack. as the increasing sex scandal unfolds. >> reporter: the former cia director will meet with lawmakers behind closed doors on friday to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. it is his first public appearance since resigning in disgrace over an affair with his biographer. the attorney general said that petraeus did not put the nation at risk. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered the affair, investigating e- mails she sent to jill kelley and the general who exceeded petraeus as the u.s. commander in afghanistan. and now the pentagon is looking at e-mails between allen and kelly. defense secretary says that he thinks the scandal stops there. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: general allen was suppose to be on capitol hill this week for confirmation hearings on a promotion. their supreme ally
the fbi was investigating david petraeus until he resigned. retired general richard myers told cbs this morning with investigation of this nature, notifying superiors is common. >> we saw lots of investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet, but that the chain of kidnapped was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> before the scandal, general petraeus had been scheduled to answer questions on capitol hill this week about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. acting cia director mike morell will testify instead. >>> we're expecting closing arguments in the preliminary hearing for staff sergeant robert bails. he's charged with killing 7 adults and 9 children, civilians murdered in the middle of the night last march in the afghan villages. >>> over the weekend several wounded children testified at his hearing. a video link from afghanistan to a military base in washington state where bails is in custody. after tomorrow's closing arguments, the military will decide whether to move forward with a full-blown court- martial
was investigating david petraeus until the cia director resigned. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: fbi officials say they did not alert lawmakers or the white house because they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach, but retired general richard meyers told cbs this morning with investigations of this nature notifying superiors is common. >> we saw lots of investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet, but that the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal petraeus had been scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. acting cia director mike morrell will testify instead. >> from my point of view it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered petraeus' extramarital fair with his biographer paula broadwell after a second woman, jill kelley, reported receiving anonymous threatening e-mai
:11. >>> unfolding overnight, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now being linked to the whole david petraeus sex scandal. authorities are looking into some alleged inappropriate messages between general john allen and a woman named jill kelley. she's the woman who reported receiving threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. she's the woman who had an affair with petraeus and she thought this other woman us a a sexual romantic rival. we don't know how this is all shaking out but allen is the commander of nature tow's national security -- nato's national security assistance force. he denies doing anything wrong. >>> the d.c. fire chief ken ellerbee made news when he disclosed plans to shuffle its resources meaning fewer ambulances will be in service overnight. >> 9news reporter pretti arla is live at the d.c. headquarters. this is just one of the issues they're trying to tackle. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. the issues aren't just on land but also water. the rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet and
married now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37-year- old married tampa mom jill kelley complained to a friend, an f.b.i. agent. that would be this person here that she was receiving threatening e-mails reportedly from broadwell launching an investigation. and that blue the lid on this -- blew the lid on this. general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan, the man who took petraeus's place is now being investigated. seems when the f.b.i. was looking into those e-mails, they also found 20,000 to 30,000 pages back and forth between jill kelley and allen. some say they're potentially inappropriate, maybe crossing the line. some say eastern a dear or sweetheart, there was nothing going o. in another twist, remember the f.b.i. agent, the one that started looking into the threatening e- mails? he's apparently now being investigated for sending shirtless pictures via e-mail over to kelley. he's now off the case. this is jill kelley's twin sister. what does
where she met petraeus. >> what more can you tell us about the reputation of david petraeus and why did he have to quit, gary? >> reporter: a couple things. this is a man who literally rewrote the book on how the military deals with counter insurgency. he changed the strategy in iraq and turned that war around, largely responsible for the surge in afghanistan that arguably turned that war around. people will be studying what he wrote in terms of counterinsurgency for decades. it's become taught at military campuses around the country. why now? there are senate hearings into the benghazi attack next week that. may have something to do with it. one of his subordinates, another general, is now being court-martialed in the united states and he was quoted as saying if i'm going down, i'm taking others with me. we do not know the relationship, but it is a curious matter of timing. also we don't know who the woman is, but if it was a subordinate, a diplomat or someone within the military, then that would put him in a situation as the leader of the cia where he could be compromised, perhaps on
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